Corrections Training and Staff Development

To devise and conduct in various geographical locations, seminars, workshops, and training programs for law enforcement officers, judges and judicial personnel, probation and parole personnel, correctional personnel, welfare workers and other personnel, including lay ex-offenders and paraprofessionals,

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connected with the treatment and rehabilitation of criminal and juvenile offenders.

To develop technical training teams to aid in the development of seminars, workshops, and training programs within the several States and with the State and local agencies which work with prisoners, parolees, probationers, and other offenders.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Office - None.

For training information, contact Chief, NIC Academy Division, 11900 E.

Cornell Avenue, Unit C, Aurora, CO 80014.

Telephone: (303) 338-6600.

Toll-Free: (800) 995-6429.

Fax: (303) 338-6601.

NOTE: All applications are to be sent to the NIC Washington office.
Website Address

http://www.usdoj.gov


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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provides assistance for upgrading the operation of correctional programs at State and local levels.

Services are available to the entire range of correctional agencies, including probation, parole, institutions, jails, and community programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, general units of local government, as well as public and private agencies, educational institutions, organizations, and individuals involved in the development, implementation or operation of correctional programs and services.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, general units of local government involved in the development, implementation or operation of correctional programs and services.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments; OMB Circular No. A-21 cost principles for educational institutions; and OMB Circular No. A-122 cost principles for nonprofit organizations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. For cooperative agreements, applicant submits proposal on Standard Form 424 - Federal Assistance. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular Nos. A-102, A-110, A-133, and A-128. Environmental assessment is required for federally funded projects that are a major Federal action significantly affecting the human environment as defined in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

Award Procedures

A formal application (Standard Form 424-Federal Assistance) is submitted to NIC. When it is determined that the project will be funded, a letter and award package are sent to the award recipient.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended; Publice Law 93-415, 18 U.S.C 4351-4353.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 90 days.

Appeals

Appeals may be made to the Director of NIC.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds advanced as required. Funds must be spent 90 days after ending date of the agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Per SF-270, Request for Advance/ Reimbursement and payments are made through ACH to awardee's bank account.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Must be submitted 30 days after each fiscal year's quarter.

No cash reports are required.

Must be submitted 30 days after each fiscal year's quarter.

Must be submitted 30 days after each fiscal year's quarter.

Every fiscal year's quarter and used to determine if awardee's request for advance/reimbursement is approved based on their performance.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. Full fiscal and program audits at close of cooperative agreement and on-site inspections as needed throughout the project.

Records

Cooperative agreement recipients must keep complete records on receipt and disposition of federal funds for at least 3 years after the submission of the final financial report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-1060-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Training) FY 15 $495,852; FY 16 est $750,000; and FY 17 est $750,000 - During FY 15, a decision was made that NIC not to award cooperative agreements instead award Purchase Orders and Contracts. In FY 16, the decision was reversed and NIC started to issue Cooperative Agreements along with Purchase Order and Contracts.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. For training information, contact Chief, NIC Academy Division, 11900 E. Cornell Avenue, Unit C, Aurora, CO 80014. Telephone: (303) 338-6600. Toll-Free: (800) 995-6429. Fax: (303) 338-6601. NOTE: All applications are to be sent to the NIC Washington office.

Headquarters Office

Harry Fenstermaker 500 1st Street NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20534 Email: hfenstermaker@bop.gov Phone: 202-307-6687

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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